English Halloween

Spooky Cemetery: Vlieland

One might find it a bit morbid, but I have a fascination for old graveyards. While visiting the island Vlieland, I came across this one. It has a nice mixture of very old grave and ones that are fairly recent.

When I talked to one of the locals, he told me that the cemetery is full at the moment. There’s hardly any room for new bodies. Even on a small island like Vlieland, with a population of about 1,100 people, that can be problematic.

Grave of Christian Mathiesen Schmidt, captain of the Delphine that stranded on the Vliehors on December 4th, 1863.

Originally published on October 24, 2017 on

Door Michael Minneboo

Michael Minneboo is een freelance journalist gespecialiseerd in popcultuur, fancultuur, strips, film, online media en beeldcultuur. Hij schrijft over onder andere comics, Nederlandse strips & animatie en interviewt makers uit binnen- en buitenland. Daarnaast geeft hij lezingen en adviseert hij particulieren en bedrijven over bloggen.